Typical Food from New York City

Typical Food from New York City

You ask many people from outside the United States (especially Spanish, Italian and French, the gastronomical giants of Europe) about American cuisine and they will tell you that it’s all about fast food and that it’s not healthy and similar comments along those lines. However, a lot of those people have never been to the United States and relating American cuisine with McDonalds is a huge mistake that many people commit. The United States has…

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What’s For Lunch in Vancouver? Enjoy Tried and True Lunch Spots!

What’s For Lunch in Vancouver? Enjoy Tried and True Lunch Spots!

Vancouver is well known as a destination for international foodies. The multi culturalism that Vancouver is famous for extends to its restaurants. And lunch is always a less expensive time to try a restaurant.   Here are some tried and true lunch spots – though many are great for either breakfast or dinner too. On Vancouver’s Northshore: – Tamarind Hill 1440 Lonsdale Avenue Ph: 604-990-0111. Look for satays, curries, green papaya and mango salad to name…

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Halifax, Nova Scotia – For The Best View of the Skyline.

Halifax, Nova Scotia – For The Best View of the Skyline.

A good way to get a nice view (and photo!) of the Halifax skyline, and get a cheap boat ride in as well is to take the ferry from the Halifax water front to downtown Dartmouth ($2.25 each way).   While in Dartmouth you can have a bite to eat and catch some celtic music at the pub Celtic Corner. If it’s a sunny summers day they have a lovely rooftop patio with great views…

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Ahem…  Cue my best Julie Andrew’s voice… A creative rendition of “The Sound of Music”, These Are a Few of My Favorite Things about California’s wine country: Clinking of glasses and wine tasting classes Bright sunny skies and the perfect group size Hiking and biking and eating like kings These are a few of my favorite things Green colored grape vines and crisp seaside mornings Kayaks and redwoods and long boardwalk stollings Fun conversation with…

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The Blue Crab Festival at Little River in South Carolina

The Blue Crab Festival at Little River in South Carolina

Little River’s Blue Crab Festival A Celebration of Coastal South Carolina’s favorite Crustacean. Little River, South Carolina, may not be as famous as Myrtle Beach, SC, but the quiet seaside village lays claim to a rich history of playing host to various crusty characters. Over hundreds of years its picturesque harbor has served as a haven for colorful types, including smugglers, pirates and Civil War blockade runners. His destiny may be to end up boiled…

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Best Breakfast In Negril, Jamaica

Best Breakfast In Negril, Jamaica

Last summer, I had the unique chance to spend a whole month on the beach of Negril, Jamaica working on a fantastic project with a good friend of mine (and one of my favorite artists of all time), the outstanding painter Corno.   Luckily enough, this woman loves food as much as I do and swears by activating your metabolism by keeping a steady rhythm of three full meals a day.   In Jamaica, breakfast…

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Mighty Good Food at The Mighty Cone in Austin, Texas

Mighty Good Food at The Mighty Cone in Austin, Texas

Visit the food trailers on South Congress for an incredibly mouth watering experience. The Mighty Cone takes “hot ‘n crunchy” to a whole new level offering cones filled with your choice of chicken, avocado, shrimp, or sausage. Originally a recipe from Hudson’s on the Bend, The Mighty Cone’s cones began as an icon at the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival and now have a home on South Congress. Spend the day shopping around SoCo…

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The Wine is Fine at The Mandola Estate Winery in Driftwood, Texas

The Wine is Fine at The Mandola Estate Winery in Driftwood, Texas

Located in Driftwood, TX, The Mandola Estate winery features hand-crafted wines vinified in a state-of-the-art winery in the Texas Hill Country. There are many things to see and do at the winery including watching the bottling line in action, trying new wines in the newly constructed tasting room, or simply selecting a special wine to pair it with The Salt Lick’s famous barbecue (which is located nearby). At the Mandola Estate Winery, you can take…

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Buy Local at the Austin Farmers Market Downtown, Texas

Buy Local at the Austin Farmers Market Downtown, Texas

On Saturdays you can find the freshest local crops and more available at the Austin Farmers Market Downtown. Located at 4th and Guadalupe at Republic Square Park, the Austin Farmers Market includes a number of vendors selling anything from fresh squash blossoms to fancy necklaces adorned with native Texas stones. The Austin Farmers market is not only a great place to find fresh, local food and crafts, but also a great place to meet new…

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Nightlife in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Nightlife in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Playa Del Carmen has much to offer up and down the famed 5th Avenue when it comes to nightlife. My personal favorites of the hotel/bar combos Playa has to offer: Blue Parrot and Fusion. Both have nightly fire shows, often feature live music, have a dance party every evening, have special perks for guests (at the bar in the evenings as well as for breakfast in the morning) and are right on the beach. And…

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